Lemon Scented You
American Gods Season 1



Critic Ratings: 22
Critics Consensus

"Lemon Scented You" finds American Gods continuing to fill in its ambitious canvas while introducing a key character -- and making room for a rock legend.

Episode Info

Trying to work things out with his dead and unfaithful wife, Shadow's reunion is interrupted when he and Mr. Wednesday are kidnapped by the New Gods.


Ricky Whittle
as Shadow Moon
Emily Browning
as Laura Moon
Ian McShane
as Mr. Wednesday
Pablo Schreiber
as Mad Sweeney
Yetide Badaki
as Bilquis
Bruce Langley
as Technical Boy
Jonathan Tucker
as Low Key Lyesmith
Cloris Leachman
as Zorya Vechernyaya
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Critic Reviews for Lemon Scented You

THIS episode was the show I signed up for in American Gods, starting with that credit sequence that yes, apparently you've all seen, but it wasn't on the Starz screeners, so indulge me for a moment while I gush about it.

May 30, 2017 | Full Review…
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If you've never read Neil Gaiman's American Gods, or have chosen to wipe your mind of all its plot details, then Lemon Scented You offers what might be a much-needed glimpse at the big-picture hand.

May 30, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Though we see an eye pop out in the wood, American Gods is keeping us in the dark as to what it is, for now.

Aug 28, 2018 | Full Review…

American Gods showed what it can be when it can keep all its plates spinning at the same time.

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…

As American Gods goes on, it seems to grow more and more confident in itself.

Jun 14, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

These moments and interactions provide stability in this fantastical America, and advance the plot to something that we can really sink our teeth into.

Mar 15, 2018 | Full Review…

It all becomes easier to swallow if Fuller and company regard the originals as the mental junk food Wednesday implies they are.

Dec 20, 2017 | Full Review…

A chilling look at the new gods, it's an action-packed whirlwind that puts each character to the test.

May 30, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

We're half way through the season now, but "Lemon Scented You" didn't feel as if it delivered to the level we've come to expect from American Gods.

May 30, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

American Gods continues to play around with some big ideas and visual moment, but episodes like this help make those ideas into a workable plot and a more tangible story line.

May 30, 2017 | Full Review…

If you don't know the American Gods story, then "Lemon-Scented You" was the first episode that even attempted to explain anything to you.

May 30, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

There were still a lot of memorable elements and the introduction of Mr. World was a notable high point and excellent sequence, but the rest of the episode was a lot more forgettable.

May 30, 2017 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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